I don't understand the fuzz about year 2000 being
a leap year. The simplistic formula for finding
out if a year is a leap year is to check if it is
divisible by four. That formula is valid from the
year 1901 until the year 2100. We're talking sbout
lazy programmers not being able to see even 510
years into the future. The "Year 2000 is a Leap
Year" problem is kind of the Y2K problem inversed.
Do do you really expect to find programs out there
written by programmers informed enough to take
into account that years divisible by 100 are not
leap years, but *at* *the* *same* *time* don't
know that years divisible by 400 are leap years
after all?
Has anybody ever bumped into this problem in real
life? I suspect this "problem" is just the product
of the Y2K consultants' imagination.
Johan Myréen
jem@iki.fi

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